KC, Jackson County and Wyandotte County Residents: Preview Your Nov. 8 Ballot Today
With top-of-mind important issues like housing on this year’s general election ballot, it’s more important than ever to head to the polls. Before you do, we’re giving you the resources to be an informed voter with reviewable sample ballots and more.
Don’t forget to vote
Election day is next Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Remember to hit the polls at a time that works best for your schedule. It is too late to register to vote in this election. To learn more and to check if you are registered in MO, visit https://s1.sos.mo.gov/elections/voterlookup/. To check if you are registered to vote in KS, visit https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/voterview/.
The MO Voter ID Law Has Changed
Missouri voters are required to bring a valid voter ID with them to vote. Here are a few FAQ’s pertaining to the new Voter ID law:
“Can I vote in-person absentee?
- Yes, Missouri does offer early voting, which in Missouri is called in-person absentee voting. During the two weeks before an election, any voter can vote an absentee ballot in person at a location designated by their local election office. You can choose whether to vote on Election Day or during the early voting period, whichever is easier for you. This can be especially helpful if it would be difficult or not possible for you to vote on Election Day. In-person absentee voting locations may be less crowded, as well.
What do I need to bring?
- You will be asked to show photo ID to vote in Missouri.
Voters without an ID:
- Voters without ID may cast a provisional ballot after completing a provisional ballot affidavit and must return to the polling place by 7 p.m. to provide an acceptable form of identification.
- If you do not return to your polling place with an acceptable ID, election officials will compare the signatures on your provisional ballot envelope and in the voter registry. If the signatures match, your vote will be counted.”
Click here to learn about all valid ID options. Please call the toll free number (866) 868-3245 or email GoVoteMissouri@sos.mo.gov for assistance.
Kansas City, MO Ballot
Are you a KCMO resident? Click here to preview your ballot.
Jackson County Ballot
Are you a Jackson County, Missouri resident? Click here to preview your ballot.
Wyandotte County Ballot
Are you a Wyandotte County, Missouri resident? Click here to preview your ballot.
Affordable Housing Bonds on the Ballot
If two measures on the upcoming November Kansas City ballot are passed, a combined $175 million in bonds would go toward the community’s affordable housing, parks and Bartle Hall improvements. Click here to learn why you should vote YES on Question 2!
Voting for All Americans: People Experiencing Homelessness
We believe particular section of NCSL’s “Voting for All Americans” series pertaining to people who are experiencing homelessness accurately describes the dilemma at hand when it comes to the homeless population’s voting participation in Missouri – especially with the new voter ID law.
“People experiencing homelessness may face distinct challenges regarding voting: proof of address, identification, transportation, access to information and more. Perhaps the greatest, most unique challenge for voters experiencing homelessness is the inability to register without proof of address. At the same time, some of these problems are not unique to people experiencing homelessness, and solutions to the challenges they face often aid other voters as well. For example, many low-income voters also may lack transportation and may have difficulty acquiring proper identification documents. Voters who move frequently may have trouble keeping their registration up to date with each move, making it more difficult to vote.”
Supporting Our Homes, Our Votes
“Affordable homes are built with ballots,” is the slogan of the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s organization, Our Homes, Our Votes. Our Homes, Our Votes is a group of passionate advocates for voter mobilization. Learn more and support Our Homes, Our Votes by clicking here.